One of the most high-profile victims of coronavirus was Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who contracted the virus at the early stages of the pandemic while filming in Australia.
Both, of course, quarantined and have since recovered, with both donating money and their platform to help scientists and hospitals do the work needed to get through all of this. Now, however, it's gone a step further. In an interview with NPR, Hanks revealed that he and his wife have donated blood to help with a coronavirus vaccine.
"A lot of the question is, is what now? What do we do now? Is there something we can do? And, in fact, we just found out that we do carry the antibodies," Hanks told the NPR podcast 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'.
"We have not only been approached, we have said, ‘Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?’ And, in fact, we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the Hank-ccine."
Hank-ccine. We may live in a fallen world, but there is a purity in Tom Hanks that is not of it. Hanks and Wilson had originally tested positive for coronvirus on March 11th, but have so far made a full recovery and are now at a stage where he can make terrible Dad jokes about it.